[ Invention Education ]
“Invention Education represents a new education paradigm. It encourages problem identification, experimentation, collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on engagement to inspire and equip students to solve real-world challenges, and prepare them for an ever-changing future.”
In today’s rapidly changing world, inventive thinking and inventing new solutions are economic and social imperatives. The education community, policy makers, and corporate leaders all cite the need to increase the innovation and innovator capacity through our education system.
Invention education supports the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which focus on the practical application of STEM and their connection to engineering principles for K-12 students.
Invention education increases the value of STEM curriculum as students are able to combine entrepreneurial and design thinking with science, technology, engineering and math skill and apply that knowledge to developing solutions to problems that they find meaningful.
See Invention Education in Action
Lemelson-MIT – Natick High School Profile
Teachers Talk Invention Education
Released at InventEd 2019, Researching Invention Education, extends the work published in the April 2019 issue of Technology and Innovation Journal focused on the structure, execution and results of local and national invention education programs from primary school through higher education. Researching Invention Education consolidates the current knowledge base that informs the current work by researchers, educators, funders, non-profit organizations and government agencies working to advance the field of Invention Education.